Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Program Operations (PrOps) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Operations teams contribute to realizing this by: ensuring effective project management through supporting project startups, implementation, reporting and financial management as well as closeouts; portfolio coordination: providing a coordinating role across departments in DC that support country offices and programs; working with country teams to develop, refine and pursue their strategies by leveraging technical knowledge (our own and others) and supporting business development as needed; knowledge sharing and learning: enhancing communication between country offices and DC-based teams to ensure better understanding of the diverse operating environments and program approaches.
Pact is recruiting a Communication Officer for an upcoming 4.5 year, USDOL-funded children labor reduction project in critical mineral-producing communities in Zambia. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes: (1) Increased capacity of government to address child labor and forced labor in critical mineral producing communities and (2) Increased resiliency of members of vulnerable households in communities producing critical minerals.
Reporting to the Project Director, the Communication Officeris responsible for external project communications and leading local project communications to support the goals of the project.
This position is contingent upon award.
Develop and deliver a multi-media project stakeholder and participants communications plan within the operating footprint of the project.
In tandem with Pact’s global communications team, develop and deliver an external communications plan to international audiences to promote project learnings and support the international movement to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.
Collect project impact stories and photo or video documentation as appropriate, and that is line with Pact’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Photo Policies, extensive guidelines for working within sensitive thematic areas, and all applicable donor guidelines and Zambian law.
Manage media and other inquiries in line with Pact guidance.
Prepare and update fact sheets, external reports, online essays, in close coordination and at the direction of the Project Director.
Other duties as assigned.
Devote at least 50 percent level of effort to the project (0.5 full-time equivalent position).
Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in national and international multimedia communications activities, including social media, digital, video, audio, and print formats, is required.
Demonstrated experience with drafting and implementing communication, outreach, and awareness-raising strategies and plans on issues related to the technical aspects of the applicant’s proposed strategy is required.
Demonstrated experience working with and overseeing the work of consultants and external companies and managing the delivery of multi-media communication products and services is required.
Demonstrated experience with media relations is required.
Experience in, and knowledge of, child rights and child labor and forced labor issues is preferred.
Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field is preferred.
Zambia work experience preferred. Zambian National preferred.
Knowledge of English is highly recommended.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors
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Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
At Pact, we recognize your impact, offer you opportunities and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings may include healthcare, retirement (8.8% to 13% based on service tenure) and savings plans, paid time off, disability and life insurance programs, learning and development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections .
With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Pact seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Pact. Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.
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